Wicklow Gaol Prisoners and Transportation.
How prisoners lived after transportation.
From looking at the Transportation Registers in the National Archives and following up on the lives of many transported Wicklow Gaol prisoners in Tasmania, I have found that many continued with a life of crime. Some became constables and hunted fellow transportees. Women turned in some cases to crime and prostitution while others married and carried on ordinary lives. Convicts got permission to marry fellow convicts, some led good lives and raised families, others deposited their children in an orphanage and carried on with their criminal lives. Those who were assigned as workers to settlers did very well, some absconded and at least one murdered the settler he was assigned to. Wicklow Gaol, well worth a visit.